Everything looks different at night. In the darkness, it’s easy to lose spatial awareness and accidentally injure yourself— whether it’s tripping on an uneven sidewalk, trampling over your petunias or even falling into your inground pool! (You laugh, but it happens).
Guests visiting your property are at an even greater risk of stumbling in the dark, as they might not be familiar with your landscape layout at all.
Speaking of guests, your landscape lighting grants you an extension of your home, even at night. Instead of entertaining company in your living room, invite them outside on your deck or patio for drinks in the moonlight.
Roast marshmallows by your campfire or splash around for a late-night swim in your pool. The party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.
Burglars love dark spaces where they can creep unnoticed by neighbors or passersby. Thieves are also more inclined to assume you are away if your house is quiet and blacked out, and may seize the opportunity to break-in. This is where exterior lighting saves the day.
Outdoor lighting encourages natural surveillance, allowing neighbors to see any suspicious activity on your property. It also gives criminals a sense that you’re home, keeping them away.
We’ve covered a few functional purposes for adding exterior lighting, but brightening your house and yard also creates a pleasant aesthetic. There’s nothing like coming home to your beautifully lit home after a date night or enjoying your spotlit rose bush over dessert on your patio table.
You invest a lot in your home with maintaining the lawn, beds and decorating your property. Illuminate your space to enjoy night after night, and admire your stunning work. The landscape doesn't go to bed just because the sun went down!
Lastly, your landscape lighting can add curb appeal to your home and potentially increase the perception of your home’s value. A prim, well-lit property exudes wealth and can highlight parts of your property that you’ve invested extra in.
For instance, if you just refinished your driveway, footlights can draw attention to your fresh addition. Or, being the only lit home in your neighborhood may make your property look more desirable when you’re ready to sell.
The best part about Landscape Lighting is its low voltage. This means as long as you have an exterior outlet to plug the transformer into no electrician or permits are needed! Low voltage lighting uses direct burial wire that is installed a few inches below the surface making installation relatively easy. The industry has also gone to LED bulbs in pretty much all fixtures meaning the bulbs last years and cost only a few dollars to run all year long.
You have a variety of options to run the system from setting a clock for the times you desire, a photo eye so they are one automatically when it's dark or even through an app on your phone/ Bluetooth so you are always in control and we are able to install fixtures that allow you to change the light color based on the season giving youy the highest level of control. Your Christmas lights just got checked off your Honey Do list!
Illuminating your exterior has never been easier, contact us to set up a lighting demo at your home so you can see how it can improve the appearance of your landscape at night. We love to talk about lighting but showing it to you at your own home is even more fun!